App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 9.5/109.5/10
- Gameplay - 9/109/10
- Replay Value - 9/109/10
Strategy lovers unite! Terra Battle allows players to utilizes strategy on its grid battlegrounds, with team alignment, skilled abilities, magic, different ranges of attack, weapons, target prioritizing, ability chaining, and so on. On top of this, players can recruit and level new warriors in taverns, form powerful groups, read mail to gain direction in the game, and much more. The music and sound effects are also top-notch and facilitate an immersive gaming experience.
While the graphics of the grid battlefield are basic, the painstakingly created characters, spell effects, and monsters add the artistic touch needed to appeal to the eyes. The backgrounds are also beautiful, and the user interface is clean and crisp. However, the only real animations, are the shaking and disintegration of defeated monsters, and the arrival of a character on screen, in which the character shakes and grows then recedes and fades.
Terra Battle promises to add new impressive content with certain numbers of downloads, including new music from Nobuo Uematsu at 100,000 downloads, a new character at 200,000 downloads by Hideo Minaba, then at 300,000 another new character, this time by Nakaba Suzuki, then one by Hitoshi Yoneda at 400,000, and even more characters at 500,000 by Naoto Oshima and Manabu Kusunoki, followed by a final new character by Kimihiko Fujisaka, then various new online modes at 700,000, a gorgeous looking art book at 800,000, free to download Terra Battle music at 900,000, and at 1,000,000 downloads a live Terra Battle concert will be performed (in Japan); following this a boss monster after another hundred-thousand downloads, followed by more new music, a strategy book, and a figurine, a new scenario, then for you console lovers a new version of the game at two million downloads. A lot of bigger named game developers utilize similar plans of “rewards” for downloads, but keep it under wraps. So whether you feel cheated with this marketing ploy, or simply excited for more content that many would argue belonged in the original release, rest assured there will be attention paid to updates and new features to keep the game interesting.
Overall, Terra Battle is well worth downloading for strategy buffs at least. After all, it is free. And if nothing else—if you end up hating it—at least you can feel good knowing that you helped increase the total downloads, and thus helped fans unlock new features.
An encounter that will tear away the veil shrouding the world’s secrets and set the gears of fate in motion…
Maneuver your characters freely to outflank your enemies.
- Move units freely around a grid-based map to flank the enemy, striking from both sides in a pincer attack.
Eradicate multiple foes in one fell swoop with chain attacks.
- Characters can be positioned to execute chain attacks with allies. Take advantage of bonus items on the map as well to obliterate your foes!
Customize characters strategically via jobs and skills.
- Characters can undergo three types of job changes. Acquire new skills and combine them to create characters that best fit your play style.
Experience an expansive game world with hundreds of battle maps and hundreds of friends and foes.
- Myriad richly distinctive and diverse foes will confront you on a variety of battle maps. Prevail against them to gradually unravel the mysteries of this strange new world.